For some verbs, the past partizide must correspond either to the subject or to the object of the sentence, in number and sex. This concordance is necessary in the following situations: It is a verb composed of a conjugated auxiliary word (to be or to have) and the past participation of the verb. [Who/what is washed?” –> “They.” The subject is therefore the addressee of the complaint, there is a consensus.] But the verbs of Have need coherence in a very specific construction: the past participation must correspond to the direct object if it precedes the verb. For reflexive verbs, the reflexive pronoun occurs after the first part of the negation (ne) and before the auxiliary verb (to have/to be). [Who/what is washed?” –> “hands.” If there is a direct object that is the recipient of the action, the compliance rules are the same as for having: the passed partition corresponds to the direct object when it is placed in front of the verb and does not match when it is placed after. The past compound is the most important form of past in French. It corresponds perfectly to the simple English past or sometimes to the present. The compound past speaks of actions that have been performed in the past and highlights their results or consequences in the present.